U.S. President Barack Obama marks Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, D.C.
He lays a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
With the war in Iraq now over and the war in Afghanistan winding down Obama spoke of honoring those who have served.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING:
"In this country we take care of our own, especially our veterans who have served us so bravely and sacrificed so selflessly in our name. And we carry on knowing that are best days always lie ahead. On this day we thank all of our veterans from all of our wars, not just for your service to this country but for reminding us why America is and always will be the greatest nation at work."
More than 6,600 American troops died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Obama honors veterans at Arlington National Cemetery (1:12)
Nov. 11 - U.S. President Barack Obama marks Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. ( Transcript )